LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GameFly(TM) (www.gamefly.com), the
leading video game rental service, today announced the appointment of media
industry executive Scott Sassa to its board of directors. Sassa's more than
two decades of entertainment media and Internet industry experience includes
serving as president of NBC West Coast, Friendster and Turner Entertainment
Group. Sassa joins Sequoia Capital partner, Michael Moritz, Gap.com President
Toby Lenk, and Lehman Brothers Venture Capital partner Tom Banahan as
non-executive GameFly directors.
"It's clear to me that with the rapid growth of the gaming sector and the
increasing number of exciting platforms, consumers are looking for a model
like this where there is a combination of convenience, value, and selection,"
said Sassa. "GameFly has done an excellent job of establishing itself as the
dominant company actively addressing this market opportunity."
Currently, Scott Sassa serves as CEO-in-Residence with Kleiner, Perkins,
Caulfield & Byers, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Prior, Sassa
was president and CEO of Friendster, a top 50 Internet site, and served as
president of NBC West Coast, where he was responsible for overseeing all of
NBC's entertainment-related businesses. Sassa spent nine years at Turner
Broadcasting System, completing his tenure there as president of Turner
Entertainment Group and a member of the Turner Board of Directors and the TBS
"We're thrilled that Scott is joining GameFly's board of directors," said
Hodess. "His media and Internet expertise will be a tremendous asset to our
business, and I look forward to working with him on our exciting new product
development and marketing initiatives."
GameFly(TM) is the leading online video game rental service. With a choice
of more than 3,500 titles, GameFly delivers the widest selection and
availability of games for the PlayStation(R) 2, Xbox(TM), Xbox 360(TM),
GameCube(TM), Game Boy(TM) Advance, Nintendo DS(TM) and PSP(TM) without the
hassle of due dates or late fees. With plans starting at $14.95 a month,
GameFly subscribers can rent one to four games at a time and keep them for as
long as they like. Subscribers manage their GameQ(TM) online and receive games
directly from the U.S. Postal Service via first class mail. GameFly is also a
great source for high quality, used video games at exceptional prices. For
more information and a free trial, please visit www.gamefly.com.
NOTE: GameFly and Ready to Play are trademarks of GameFly, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE GameFly, Inc.